See the Prizes You Can Win at the 2018 May World Championships
"Great shot, kid. That was one in a million."
–Han Solo, Star Wars: A New Hope
The Star Wars galaxy is full of heated conflict and dramatic turns of events. Rebels and Imperials battle on countless planets while their fleets clash amid the stars. Jedi face Sith in tense lightsaber duels. Resistance fighters conduct bombing raids on First Order bases. Heroes rise from humble origins to alter the fate of the galaxy.
This May 2nd – 6th, you'll find these conflicts—and more—exploding onto the tables of the 2018 May World Championships!
Hosted at the Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN, the 2018 May World Championships feature the world's top players for five of our Star Wars games:
- Star Wars™: Armada
- Star Wars™: The Card Game
- Star Wars™: Destiny
- Star Wars™: Imperial Assault
Attend these five days of top-tier Star Wars gaming, and you'll find fast-paced duels of dice and cards. You'll find X-wings screaming into action against TIE fighters. Capital ships bombard each other amidst swarms of fighters and bombers. Teams of Rebels, Imperials, and mercenaries race through narrow corridors and peek around corners.
You'll witness dramatic turns of fortune, see far-reaching plans come together at the last possible moment, learn how the Force flows through all things… and find yourself in contention for a wide array of exclusive prizes!
What Are the Prizes?
As the pinnacle of Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play, the 2018 May World Championships will feature both the world's greatest competitors and some of the world's greatest prizes.
Everyone who attends will receive an array of participation prizes. Likewise, all participants will have the chance to spend prize tickets to claim the goodies available on the event's prize wall. And, of course, you stand to win additional prizes when you can string together a number of victories in your favorite game's World Championships.
Alternate art cards. Custom tokens. Plastic cards. Acrylic range rulers. Stunning art prints. Official playmats. T-shirts. Commemorative medallions. A prize wall of coveted items. These things are all yours for the taking—along with The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to interact with your game's developers to inspire a future card!
All attendees receive a World Championship Card Binder and a pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves for each game they play, plus other prizes that vary according to the game. You'll find more information about these prizes in the sections below.
STAR WARS: Armada
Star Wars: Armada is a game of massive battleships, thunderous battles, and visionary tactics, and the prizes for the 2018 Armada World Championships celebrate the game's layered identity.
In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Star Wars: Armada participant receives a black Star Wars: Armada 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of the Leia Organa commander card.
A central figure in the Star Wars saga, Leia has played many roles—spy, diplomat, tactician, and soldier, just to name a few. In the artwork on this card, we find Leia, the leader who inspired countless Rebels to believe they could prevail against the Galactic Empire and its monolithic military.
The Rebellion needed other heroes. It needed strategies, and it needed weapons. But its victory began with nothing but hope, and few people embodied the Rebellion's hope quite as powerfully as Leia Organa.
This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a new ship card designed especially with Star Wars: Armada in mind—a frosted plastic version of the Gladiator I-class Star Destroyer!
With its ability to race straight into the thick of combat and punish foes with its armament of black dice, the Gladiator I-class Star Destroyer has long been a favorite of Star Wars: Armada players everywhere, and this beautiful card will make your use of the ship all the more memorable.
Every player who manages to win at least two games in the Star Wars: Armada World Championships earns a complete set of command tokens. These eye-catching tokens feature black print on mirrored gold acrylic, and they make assigning your commands as aesthetically pleasurable as tactically satisfying.
While each player with at least two wins will earn a single set, players can earn a second set of these tokens by managing to win at least three games on Day 1, or claim a third full set by conquering the field with an undefeated record of four wins.
These tokens are also available on the prize wall.
The Top 16 players from each Day 1 event in the Armada World Championships will be recognized as part of the game's Top 32 and claim a set of twelve custom attack dice—four of each color: blue, red, and black. Each die mixes its attack color with a distinctive silver swirl.
Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Armada World Championships—the Top 8 from each Day 1 event—will receive a stunning commemorative medallion.
To join the Top 4 players in either Day 1 event at the Star Wars: Armada World Championships—and make the Top 8 overall—you'll need to steer numerous engagements to your advantage—often by ensuring that the game's most important shots are fired at precisely the range at which you hope to fire them.
You can't win with your fleet of Corellian Corvettes if your opponent catches them point-blank with her Star Destroyer's main battery. And she'll want a plan to punish your ships with all of her Star Destroyer's blue and black attack dice.
Establishing the range of your engagements is vital, and you'll find this fact beautifully reinforced the complete set of custom range rulers and distance templates awarded to each of the Top 8 participants.
From the opening crawl of Star Wars: A New Hope, we learned that the Rebel Alliance had just "won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire."
But as we learned in Rogue One, there would have been no victory without the actions of Admiral Raddus and the fleet that he commanded from his flagship, the Profundity. Without the Profundity, the Rebel Alliance wouldn't have secured the Death Star's secret plans, the Galactic Civil War would have ended early, and the fate of young Luke Skywalker might have taken a dramatically different course.
There's little question that Rogue One established the Profundity as one of the most important ships in all of Star Wars, and it flies majestically above the surface of Scarif in the art print awarded to each of the players at the Armada World Championship who advance to the semifinals as one of the Top 2 competitors in their Day 1 events.
In addition to everything else he or she wins over the course of the Star Wars: Armada World Championships, the 2018 World Championship Runner-Up flies home (or walks or drives) with the Profundity proudly depicted on a World Championship Finalist plaque.
Gaining command of this copy of the Profundity is truly an accomplishment worthy of display!
In games of Star Wars: Armada, fleet admirals need keen minds to coordinate their ships and squadrons, to recognize their opponents' traps, to set traps that their opponents won't recognize, and to enter engagements with ships powerful enough to obliterate your enemies.
In addition to all the other prizes that the World Champion will claim over the course of the tournament, he or she will win a World Champion trophy; a flight, hotel room, a free seat, and a companion seat for the 2019 World Championships; plus a set of three ship trays boldly displaying the iconography of the mighty Galactic Empire.
Finally, the World Champion wins The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to work with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card. Josiah Burkhardsmeier inspired the design of Thrawn. Jonathan Reinig inspired the design of Governor Pryce. What about you? What inspiration would you provide?
STAR WARS: The Card Game
With its Jedi and Sith, its Rebels and Imperials, and its Smugglers, Spies, and Scum and Villainy, Star Wars: The Card Game has long encompassed the whole of the Galactic Civil War. It has given us years of gaming full of smugglers, Star Destroyers, Jawas, Imperial interrogators, assassin droids, AT-ATs, and nudj.
In fact, players have long found a little bit of everything in the game—from desperate Rebel strikes to the construction of the Death Star—and the prizes for the 2018 Star Wars: The Card World Championships—the game's final World Championship—reflect the game's diversity with a diversity of prizes that span from the early battles of Star Wars Rebels to the Empire's critical defeat at Endor.
In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Star Wars: The Card Game participant receives a black Star Wars: The Card Game 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and two copies of an alternate art version of the Death Star that we've printed sideways to better showcase its fantastic art.
Shown orbiting the planet of Scarif—and dwarfing the pair of Star Destroyers flying in front of it—the Death Star was a technological terror with no equal, and its ability to destroy whole planets raised the stakes of the Galactic Civil War.
Immediately iconic, the Death Star was central to the conflicts of Star Wars: A New Hope, and the alternate art by Darren Tan makes it possible to imagine all that the Empire hoped the Death Star would accomplish—as well as the horrible destruction that it wrought on Jedha, Scarif, and Alderaan.
This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a new playmat depicting Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine set against a smoldering Mustafarian backdrop of rock, smoke, and molten lava.
Because there will be no Star Wars: The Card Game National Championships in 2018, World Championship attendees who bring their Star Wars: The Card Game 2018 National Championship bye cards can exchange them for a copy of this playmat—which almost seethes with the power of the dark side.
Of course, if you don't have a National Championship bye card to exchange for the playmat, you can still claim a copy by redeeming the appropriate number of prize tickets!
Throughout the game's Swiss rounds, your victories from game to game won't just bring you closer to the elimination rounds—they'll also speed you along the path toward a set of custom tokens, all of which feature black print on mirrored gold acrylic.
- Every player who manages to win at least six games (or earns 18 tournament points) will earn a set of six custom shield tokens.
- Eight victories (24 points) also earns you a set of six focus tokens.
- Ten victories (30 points) allows you to round out your other token sets with five 1-damage tokens and three 3-damage tokens.
Stylish and functional, these tokens are the perfect prize to put to immediate use in your elimination rounds. They are also available on the prize wall.
The Top 32 players in the Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships earn a custom playmat depicting Darth Vader's funeral pyre.
Symbolic of both the fall of the Sith and the Rebellion's crucial victory at Endor, the playmat offers a poignant reminder that the Star Wars galaxy is a place where individuals can take action, and those actions can alter the course of history—much as your participation in the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships may leave an indelible mark on the game's larger legacy.
Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion.
You'll need to be strong with the Force to join the Top 8 players at the Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships, so it's fitting that the Top 8 are all rewarded with a custom set of plastic Force dedication cards.
The conflicts between the light and dark side have never been confined to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, or the original trilogy, and these new Force dedication cards allow you to tap into the struggles highlighted in the first season of Star Wars Rebels.
Symbolize your commitment to the light side with a Force dedication card featuring Kanan Jarrus, or seize control of the Force with the Grand Inquisitor and the power of the dark side. Either way, these frosted plastic Force dedication cards add weight and beauty to a part of the game that's already steeped in the themes of Star Wars.
The Top 4 players at the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships each win a print of Darren Tan's stunning Death Star art.
For battling all the way to the final, climactic confrontation of the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships, the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championship Runner-Up wins a plaque that shows Emperor Palpatine in his throne room, immediately calling to mind his dramatic and fateful confrontation with Luke Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi.
As befits the scope of the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships—and the scope of Star Wars: The Card Game in general—the 2018 World Champion, in addition to all his or her other prizes, will claim a special, one-of-a-kind playmat featuring Darren Tan's powerful Death Star art: the ultimate power in the galaxy for the year's ultimate player!
The 2018 World Champion will also claim a trophy and a seat, flight, and accommodations to the 2019 World Championships for the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars game of his or her choice.
Finally, the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Champion will earn the chance to interact with the game's developers to create a card that can be slotted as a replacement into any objective set. As the game's final World Champion, your legacy would be assured, and this card would serve as a reminder—flowing like the Force through your encounter sets and, potentially, binding them together in all your future matches!
STAR WARS: Destiny
With a cast of characters that spans the entire Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Destiny is the fantastic, fast-paced "what if?" game of Star Wars duels that allows you to imagine nearly any confrontation you can imagine.
What would happen if Maul teamed up with Agent Kallus to confront Luke Skywalker and Rey? Who would win in a battle between Han Solo and Jango Fett? Could Hondo Ohnaka successfully lead a pair of Jawas against Captain Phasma and her First Order Stormtroopers?
Nearly anything's possible in Star Wars: Destiny, and the prizes for the 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Championships celebrate the game's imaginative approach to the Star Wars galaxy.
In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Star Wars: Destiny participant receives a black Star Wars: Destiny 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of Emperor Palpatine .
At twenty-eight points for two dice, the Emperor is an army unto himself, and he is more than capable of dealing with his challengers and their insurrections. On this alternate art version of the card, we see the Emperor unleashing a storm of Force lightning, and the evil glee in his expression is entirely unmistakable.
The stunning, full-bleed artwork on this card makes it a pleasure to wield the dark side of the Force against your foes, but should you fall? Well, then the fact that the card features a faded image of Emperor Palpatine on its back may mitigate your sorrows as you flip your card in defeat.
This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature an epic addition to the game's collection of alternate art images—a panoramic collection of five Battle Droid cards that can stand side-by-side-by-side to form your entire thirty-point Separatist army.
With art created by JBCasacop, these cards reinforce the fact that your Battle Droids gain strength in numbers. Even if you don't start with one of these droids in play, there's a chance you can deploy entire battalions of them from your Separatist Landing Craft. And if there's any chance you'll send two or more of these droids against your opponents, you'll want to use your prize tickets to pick up these neatly designed new cards.
Swiss Rounds Rewards
The participation prizes aren't the only prizes you can win at the 2018 Destiny World Championships without needing to make the cut to elimination rounds. There are a pair of custom prizes available to all players who manage three or more wins during the tournament's Swiss rounds.
- Every player who manages to claim at least three victories will earn a plastic Kanan Jarrus card. Designed around art inspired by Kanan's appearance in Star Wars Rebels, this card is every bit as tough as the Jedi that it lets you bring to your table.
- In addition, players who manage to win four or more of their games can claim a set of translucent droideka shield tokens. A stylish alternative to your basic shield tokens, this droideka design is powerful enough to concern even the most seasoned Jedi.
The plastic Kanan Jarrus card and droideka shield tokens are also available on the prize wall.
The Top 32 players in the Star Wars: Destiny World Championships will—if they choose—be able to play their elimination rounds atop a playmat that sets the fearsome dark side user Maul against a backdrop of the Sith temple on Malachor.
Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Star Wars: Destiny World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion.
To join the Top 8 players at the Star Wars: Destiny World Championships, you need to master your timing—you need to use every action in just the right order at just the right time.
Accordingly, each of the Top 8 players at this year's World Championships will win a set of eleven power action tokens—featuring artwork to match the cards they're associated with. Power actions entered the game with the Legacies set of booster packs, and these stylish tokens are a useful tool to help you remember when and if you've used all the actions available to you.
As a reminder that Star Wars: Destiny draws its inspiration from the whole Star Wars saga, the Top 4 prize takes us several decades away from the Maul playmat and transports us to the desert sands of Jakku, where we find Rey gazing wistfully in the direction of the setting sun.
This beautiful print features art by Aurore Folny, and it radiates so much warmth and calm that it may very well be the perfect thing to help you relax after a long day of heated dice-and-card battles!
The 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Championship Runner-Up plaque features Rebel hero Jyn Erso.
In some hands, a lightsaber is simply a blade of energy. In others, it's an elegant weapon that symbolizes its wielder's connection to the Force. And in some rare cases, a lightsaber can even serve as a powerful symbol of leadership.
This is the case of the legendary Darksaber, created by Tarre Vizla, the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order. The blade came to represent Vizla's leadership and as it was passed down over the generations, it was seen as a symbol of leadership on Mandalore.
The Darksaber also serves as a symbol of leadership at the 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Championships. In addition to all his or her other prizes, the 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Champion wins a one-of-a-kind playmat featuring the Darksaber in the hands of Sabine Wren, the Mandalorian Rebel from Star Wars Rebels.
Finally, the World Champion wins a World Champion trophy; a flight, hotel room, free seat, and companion seat for the 2019 World Championship; and The Greatest Prize in Gaming—a chance to interact with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card!
STAR WARS: Imperial Assault
At the top tiers of competition, Imperial Assault skirmishes are full of clever tactics, Force powers, and dramatic turns—all compressed into fast-paced battles fought with one eye turned toward your opponent and the other focused clearly on the points available through objectives.
Of course, there is no higher tier of competition than the one you'll find at the 2018 Imperial Assault World Championships, and the available prizes represent a little bit of everything that make this game great!
In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Imperial Assault participant receives a black Star Wars: Imperial Assault 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight .
The Force is strong with this version of Luke Skywalker, and his art exudes the confidence that comes with his abilities. No longer just a farm boy from Tatooine, this Jedi Knight can deflect incoming blaster fire with his green lightsaber, cut through enemy armor, and take the fight straight to the enemy—often dispatching multiple foes in a single activation.
Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight was the top Force User at last year's World Championships, and while Darth Vader has been on a rampage lately with his new Driven by Hatred upgrade, this bold and confident version of Luke may still be the light side's greatest hope in a confrontation with the Dark Lord of the Sith!
This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a custom victory point dial—one that might make your march to forty points feel entirely calculated and inevitable.
Featuring art of Grand Admiral Thrawn posing proudly before a trio of Death Troopers, this dial reminds us that we need to enter our games with a winning plan. Take the time to study your opponent, execute your plan, and allow your opponent to win some minor victories—your goal is to win the war… and the game!
Every player who manages to win at least three games in the Imperial Assault World Championships will earn a set of five status tokens—Hidden, Bleed, Stun, Focus, and Weaken. These eye-catching tokens feature black print on mirrored silver or gold acrylic and add new joys to your beneficial conditions, even while taking some of the sting out of the negative ones.
Each player with a record of 4-2 will earn a single set, players can earn two sets of these tokens by managing to go 5-1 on Day 1, or claim three full sets by conquering the field at 6-0.
These tokens will also be available on the prize wall.
The Top 32 players in the Imperial Assault World Championships will claim a set of twelve custom dice—two of each color: blue, red, yellow, green, white, and black. Each die mixes its base color with a distinctive silver swirl.
Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Imperial Assault World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion.
To fight your way to the Top 8 of the Imperial Assault World Championships, you'll need a solid strategy—one that balances your efforts toward attack, defense, and objective points. You'll need a keen and discerning eye, so that you can spot your opponent's moments of weakness. And once you spy that crack in your opponent's armor, you'll need to commit to your attack.
Above it all, though, you'll need a capable army—one that provides a flexible assortment of speed, resilience, firepower, and sheer numbers. Showing up with a strong army won't guarantee you a win, but showing up with a weak army will almost certainly lead to a loss.
Accordingly, you can be fairly certain that every player in the Top 8 has an army worth showing off, and each of these Top 8 players will be happy to arrange their armies atop the Top 8 playmat—a long and narrow playmat designed to hold your deployment cards and tokens neatly alongside your edge of the play surface.
Functional and stylish, this Top 8 playmat features a shot of the Coruscant skyline, as depicted on the Heart of the Empire expansion.
Players who make the Top 4 at the Imperial Assault World Championships should be proud of their accomplishments—perhaps as proud as Grand Admiral Thrawn appears on the art print the players will receive.
This print features the same art piece as the custom point dial that the players will have already won for making the Top 32, but here you'll see the full piece and in vivid color. Frame this print and place it on your wall, or find some other way to display it. But you will want to display it—because this art work, created by Adam Schumpert, offers a vision of the Grand Admiral that fully resonates with his reputation as a shrewd tactical genius.
In addition to everything else he or she wins over the course of the Imperial Assault World Championships, the 2018 World Championship Runner-Up claims a Finalist plaque with artwork of a combat-ready Ahsoka Tano.
As a padawan, she fought in the Clone Wars. As an intelligence operative, she was crucial to the maturation of the fledgling Rebellion. And as a Rebel leader, she inspired all those around her and saved two of her friends from near-certain death at the hands of Darth Vader.
A skilled warrior, a cunning operative, and an inspiring leader—it's only fitting that Ahsoka Tano should decorate the Finalist plaque, wielding her twin lightsabers and poised to strike!
To become Imperial Assault World Champion, you need to envision the battle from multiple angles. You need to see your opponent's battle plan as clearly as your own.
Accordingly, in addition to the World Champion trophy and all the other prizes the 2018 Imperial Assault World Champion will have already won, he or she claims a flight, hotel room, free seat, and companion seat for the 2019 World Championship—as well as a unique, one-of-a-kind playmat that features a veteran clone trooper on one side and master tactician Grand Admiral Thrawn on the other. The mat's center remains open—waiting for you to place your tiles and build your map.
Tagged with the 2018 World Championships logo and proudly declaring that you are the "World Champion," this mat isn't just a play surface; it's a statement. You are a force to be feared.
Finally, the World Champion wins The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to interact with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card… and with all the tactical surprises you can pack into a game of Imperial Assault, the possibilities are nearly endless!
STAR WARS: X-Wing
As a game of explosive Star Wars starfighter duels, X-Wing is fast, action-packed, and full of tension!
At the 2018 X-Wing World Championships, you'll find the galaxy's greatest pilots flying for the Rebellion, the Empire, and the various criminal masterminds aligned with the Scum and Villainy faction. You'll see laser fire flying in all directions, missiles erupting into the sides of enemy ships, and talented aces deftly swerving away from deadly minefields.
With a metagame that's as wide open as it has ever been, X-Wing is absolutely brimming with possibility. But there's one thing that always steers a game in your favor—skill.
Anticipate your opponent's maneuvers. Fly to intercept and take careful aim. You'll want to bring your very best game. There's no higher level of X-Wing competition than you'll find at the World Championships, and the prizes are designed to reflect the skill you'll find on display!
In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each participant in the 2018 X-Wing World Championships receives a black Star Wars: X-Wing 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of Fenn Rau .
A Mandalorian ace who fought alongside the Jedi during the Clone Wars, Fenn Rau served Mandalore as the leader of Skull Squadron. After the war, he sided with the newly formed Galactic Empire and continued to serve Mandalore as the leader of the Protectors of Concord Dawn. It was in this position that he first met—and fought against—the members of Phoenix Squadron, who later convinced him to join the Rebel Alliance.
The alternate art verison of Fenn Rau depicts him in his Protectorate starfighter, with the Skull Squadron's symbol proudly displayed on his helmet. Rau's legacy may be muddied by his shifting allegiances, but his skills as a pilot are clear for all to see.
This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a new set of white and red range rulers.
It's always a golden moment when you realize you've flown into your initial engagement exactly as you'd hoped—but that golden moment will be reinforced and rarified as you line up your shot with one of these new range rulers.
Swiss Rounds Rewards
The participation prizes aren't the only prizes you can win at the 2018 X-Wing World Championships without needing to make the cut to elimination rounds. There are a pair of custom prizes available to all players who manage three or more wins during the tournament's Swiss rounds.
- Every player who manages to claim at least three victories will earn a plastic card that combines the upgrades from the Protectorate Starfighter Expansion Pack—Fearlessness and Concord Dawn Protector. Whether you use these upgrades to enhance Fenn Rau's combat abilities—or play them with your Concord Dawn Veteran—these upgrades transform your standard Protectorate Starfighter into an absolute terror in tight quarters.
- In addition, players who manage to win four or more of their games can claim a set of three ship marker tokens. We've all had to find some way to mark our ship's location in order to track another ship's movement through its base. These custom tokens offer an elegant solution—and simultaneously commemorate your successes at the World Championships.
These items will also be available on the prize wall.
The Top 32 players in the X-Wing World Championships will claim a set of eight custom dice—four red attack dice and four green defense dice. Each die mixes its base color with a distinctive silver swirl.
Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the X-Wing World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion.
If you hope to fly into the Top 8 players at the X-Wing World Championships, you'll need to know your ships and their maneuvers inside and out. You'll need to know whether you'll clear an asteroid by a fraction or slam straight into it. You'll need to anticipate your opponent's maneuvers, and you'll need know if your response is likely to put you just inside—or outside—your opponent's firing arc.
Maneuvering is everything in X-Wing, whether you're flying in formation with a swarm of TIEs or swerving through obstacles with Han and the Millennium Falcon. And if you make your way to the Top 8, you're proving yourself an expert flyer.
Accordingly, the Top 8 will be able to celebrate their piloting skills with a set of white and red maneuver templates—designed to match the range rulers from the prize wall that they may have claimed earlier in the event.
Fly with these templates, and you're letting your future opponents know that your ships don't end up in the right position by accident; it's thanks to your skill as a player.
By the time you reach the Top 4 of the 2018 X-Wing World Championships, you'll have played through numerous close calls, scraped past some nasty shots, fired some clutch shots of your own, and endured plenty of dramatic highs and lows. You'll have enjoyed some fast-paced action and some truly fantastic piloting through the tightest of conflicts.
The art print you'll win for making the Top 4 celebrates these dramatic turns of events with Vlad Ricean's stunning rendition of a Protectorate Starfighter as it swoops down from the skies to race through a craggy pass, while molten lava glows red hot beneath it.
In addition to everything else he or she wins over the course of the X-Wing World Championships, the 2018 World Championship Runner-Up claims a Finalist plaque decorated with the same artwork as the Top 4 art print.
To win the 2018 X-Wing World Championships, you'll have to bring a top-notch squadron, you'll need to maneuver like an ace, plan your engagements multiple rounds in advance, execute your plan to perfection, and ensure that each and every one of your shots makes an impact. In short, you'll have to think about every aspect of the game and bring them all together over the course of multiple rounds of thrilling competition.
Accordingly, in addition to a World Championship trophy, the 2018 X-Wing World Champion claims a flight, hotel room, free seat, and companion seat for the 2019 World Championship—as well as a custom, one-of-a-kind tray to hold all of his or her maneuver templates and range rulers. Themed to match the style of the event's range rulers and maneuver templates, this tray features Fenn Rau's Skull Leader symbol—boldly announcing your accomplishments to all your future opponents.
Finally, the World Champion wins The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to interact with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card. Paul Heaver inspired the designs of Stay on Target and the Boba Fett crew upgrade. Nand Torfs inspired the upcoming Targeting Scrambler. What inspiration will you provide?
Five Great Days of Star Wars Gaming
The 2018 May World Championships are five great days of Star Wars gaming—the best Star Wars tabletop gaming available anywhere. And while the prizes at stake may incentivize you to bring your best game, the competition itself is the greatest reward.
Nowhere else will you find such energy, enthusiasm, and talent for your favorite games. Over the course of five days, the 2018 May World Championships will serve as an unparalleled celebration of Star Wars tabletop gaming—a chance to make new friends, discover new strategies, and forge new memories, even as you enjoy playing your game at the very highest level of competition!
Accordingly, this is an event you do not want to miss, so remember your deadlines!
- March 4 — 11:59 PM CST. Purchase deadline for general applicants with invitations.
- March 26 — 11:59 PM CST. Application closes for reserved seats.
- March 29 — Invitations sent to reserved seat holders who applied after February 20th. Access codes sent to general registration applicants for games with remaining seats.
- March 31 — NOON CST. General applicants may redeem their invitations on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- April 10 — NOON CST. Any remaning tickets are made available to the public.
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